Meeting Agenda

Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, January 13, 2016
TIME:      1:30 PM
PLACE: Board of Supervisors Chambers
651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commission will hear and consider oral or written testimony presented by any affected agency or any interested person who wishes to appear.  Proponents and opponents, or their representatives, are expected to attend the hearings.  From time to time, the Chair may announce time limits and direct the focus of public comment for any given proposal. 

Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by LAFCO to a majority of the members of the Commission less than 72 hours prior to that meeting will be available for public inspection in the office at 651 Pine Street, Six Floor, Martinez, CA, during normal business hours as well as at the LAFCO meeting.

All matters listed under CONSENT ITEMS are considered by the Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Commission or a member of the public prior to the time the Commission votes on the motion to adopt.

For agenda items not requiring a formal public hearing, the Chair will ask for public comments.  For formal public hearings the Chair will announce the opening and closing of the public hearing. 

If you wish to speak, please complete a speaker’s card and approach the podium; speak clearly into the microphone, start by stating your name and address for the record. 

Campaign Contribution Disclosure
If you are an applicant or an agent of an applicant on a matter to be heard by the Commission, and if you have made campaign contributions totaling $250 or more to any Commissioner in the past 12 months, Government Code Section 84308 requires that you disclose the fact, either orally or in writing, for the official record of the proceedings. 

Notice of Intent to Waive Protest Proceedings
In the case of annexations and detachments it is the intent of the Commission to waive subsequent protest and election proceedings provided that all of the owners of land located within the proposal area have consented and those agencies whose boundaries would be changed have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings.

American Disabilities Act Compliance
LAFCO will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend meetings who contact the LAFCO office at least 24 hours before the meeting, at 925-335-1094. An assistive listening device is available upon advance request.

As a courtesy, please silence your cell phones during the meeting.


1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Welcome Returning Commissioner Andersen, County Member (Alternate)
3. Roll Call
4. Adoption of Agenda
5. Selection of Chair and Vice Chair
6. Public Comment Period (please observe a three-minute time limit):
  Members of the public are invited to address the Commission regarding any item that is not scheduled for discussion as part of this Agenda.  No action will be taken by the Commission at this meeting as a result of items presented at this time.
7. Approval of Minutes for the December 9, 2015 regular LAFCO meeting
8. Informational Presentation – Marilyn C. Underwood, Ph.D., REHS, Director, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department 



LAFCO 15-02 –West County Wastewater District (WCWD) Annexation 314 (Park Avenue) - consider proposed annexation of 21+ acres (10 parcels) located on Park Avenue and Tisbury Lane in unincorporated Richmond. Also consider related actions under the California Environmental Quality Act. Public Hearing – Continued from December 9, 2015



10. Agriculture & Open Space Preservation Policy - receive report from the Policies & Procedures Committee and provide direction.
11. Broadbandreceive report from the Policies & Procedures Committee and consider approving resolution and proposed amendments to LAFCO’s policies.
12. Second Quarter FY 2015-16 Budget ReportReceive FY 2015-16 second quarter budget report. 
13. Executive Officer’s Performance Review and Compensation - Consider a salary increase for the Executive Officer in conjunction with her recent performance review.


14. Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)
15. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
16. Staff Announcements
Next regular LAFCO meeting – February 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.